Sunday, December 28, 2008
My first Christmas in Kyrgyzstan consisted of going to my brother and sister’s new year’s party in the morning at the school then at night I went back to see the older students do their performances. In the afternoon I did some work and helped clean the roof of the house with my siblings. Later I explained what a candy cane was and why we use it on Christmas. The night before I opened gifts from America and gave gifts to my host family. As Erin said,” It’s been an interesting Christmas.” No formal recognition, nothing to really mark that it’s a holiday for us. We worked and treated it like any other day, because that’s really what it was. All in all it made for an interesting day and one that made me think of really what is Christmas. How was your Christmas? Anything exciting for you? Sorry this is short. I hope to send a longer blog and one with pictures in January. Until later… Jakshi Jangly Jill!!